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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 9, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Freddy Peralta MIL $10,500 22.18 2.11
Joe Musgrove SD $8,500 20.51 2.41
Jameson Taillon NYY $7,800 18.47 2.37
Luis Castillo CIN $10,000 18.23 1.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joe Musgrove SD $8,500 20.51 2.41
Jameson Taillon NYY $7,800 18.47 2.37
Freddy Peralta MIL $10,500 22.18 2.11
Zach Thompson MIA $7,200 15.08 2.09

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Salvador Perez KC $5,000 9.11 1.82
Tyler Stephenson CIN $4,400 8.91 2.02
Seby Zavala CWS $2,600 8.10 3.12
Ryan Jeffers MIN $3,600 7.64 2.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seby Zavala CWS $2,600 8.10 3.12
Wilson Ramos CLE $2,400 6.21 2.59
Cam Gallagher KC $2,100 4.71 2.24
Ryan Jeffers MIN $3,600 7.64 2.12

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Abreu CWS $6,000 10.38 1.73
Joey Votto CIN $5,800 10.32 1.78
Salvador Perez KC $5,000 9.11 1.82
Tyler Stephenson CIN $4,400 8.91 2.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Seby Zavala CWS $2,600 8.10 3.12
Rowdy Tellez MIL $2,900 8.07 2.78
Wilson Ramos CLE $2,400 6.21 2.59
Jesús Aguilar MIA $3,300 8.31 2.52

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan India CIN $4,800 11.18 2.33
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,400 9.93 2.92
Cesar Hernandez CWS $4,200 8.69 2.07
Kolten Wong MIL $3,600 8.28 2.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jorge Polanco MIN $3,400 9.93 2.92
Jonathan India CIN $4,800 11.18 2.33
Whit Merrifield KC $3,500 8.15 2.33
Kolten Wong MIL $3,600 8.28 2.30

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson CWS $6,100 10.43 1.71
Kyle Farmer CIN $3,900 9.31 2.39
Willy Adames MIL $5,500 8.91 1.62
Amed Rosario CLE $4,100 7.88 1.92

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Andrew Romine CHC $2,000 5.80 2.90
Nicky Lopez KC $2,800 7.44 2.66
Andrés Giménez CLE $2,600 6.35 2.44
Kyle Farmer CIN $3,900 9.31 2.39

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
José Ramírez CLE $5,700 10.46 1.84
Manny Machado SD $5,900 9.56 1.62
Brian Anderson MIA $3,700 7.71 2.08
Eugenio Suárez CIN $4,000 7.47 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brian Anderson MIA $3,700 7.71 2.08
Emmanuel Rivera KC $2,400 4.79 2.00
Eugenio Suárez CIN $4,000 7.47 1.87
José Ramírez CLE $5,700 10.46 1.84

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jesse Winker CIN $5,600 10.75 1.92
Eloy Jiménez CWS $4,400 10.66 2.42
Nick Castellanos CIN $4,000 10.11 2.53
Giancarlo Stanton NYY $4,500 9.10 2.02
Franmil Reyes CLE $5,200 9.07 1.74
Luis Robert CWS $3,400 8.92 2.62
Aaron Judge NYY $5,300 8.89 1.68
Rafael Ortega CHC $2,800 8.66 3.09

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Myles Straw CLE $2,200 8.34 3.79
Bradley Zimmer CLE $2,000 7.53 3.76
Michael A. Taylor KC $2,100 7.17 3.41
Lewis Brinson MIA $2,000 6.48 3.24
Rafael Ortega CHC $2,800 8.66 3.09
Brett Gardner NYY $2,500 7.36 2.94
Harold Ramirez CLE $2,200 6.41 2.91
Trevor Larnach MIN $2,000 5.41 2.71

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.

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